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Alia Carroll
Alia graduated in December 2016 with a degree in Supply Chain Management and a Sustainability Management minor. Alia worked with Dr. Steve Dunn, within the College of Business and conducted research on the Sustainability of Organic Farming and the Impact on the Food Supply Chain. Currently, Alia plans to work as a District Manager with ALDI. She has possible plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Oregon or otherwise, outside the state of Wisconsin. 

Laureine George-Pratt
Laureine graduated from UW Oshkosh in December 2014 with a degree in Sociology. As a McNair Scholar, she conducted research with Dr. Juyeon Son in the Department of Sociology. Her research focused on Barriers to Civil Justice. The office is awaiting any further information on her endeavors.

Tristan Greening
Tristan graduated May 2017 with a double major in Biology, emphasis in Health Care Science, and also Chemistry with a Biomolecular emphasis. His minors are Nueroscience, Psychology, and Microbiology. As a Scholar, Tristan conducted research with Dr. Dana Merriman, Department of Biology, on Mating Behaviors of Captive Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels. Outside of the McNair program, Tristan conducted research with Dr. Aaron Karst regarding the attentional blink. His goals are to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience and is currently applying to PhD programs.

Thomas Kenote (MS-PhD)
Thomas graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2015 with a degree in Environmental Studies. He conducted research with Dr. Paul Van Auken, Department of Sociology and Environmental Studies. His research focused on a qualitative case study on the educational experiences of Menominee Indian students. Beginning in August 2016, he will now be entering his 2nd year at the University of Wisconsin - Minnesota in the Natural Resources Science Management master's program, and will graduate Spring of 2018. He plans to continue on for his PhD after earning his Masters.

Franki Mayer
Franki graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2015 with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry and Spanish. As a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years (2013-2015), she conducted research with Dr. Toivo Kallas and Dr. Eric Matson, both from the Department of Biology. Her research focused on gene inactivation in Synechococcus sp. PC 7002. During her second year, her research was titled, "Interactions and Metabolic Output of Acetoclastic/Hydrogenotrophic Archaea Grown in Co-culture with Cellulose Degrading Bacteria." Franki pursued her career interests after graduation and our office is awaiting any further information on her endeavors.

Shariah Salahaladyn (MSEd)
Shariah graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2015 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Justice. She conducted research with Dr. Sylvia Carey-Butler, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence. Her research examined African American males in college and their academic and co-curricular engagement to determine factors that may impact their persistence and graduation. Shariah began her Masters in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2015 and completed that degree in May 2016. Once she gains work experience in her field, she plans on pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education.

Alvaro Sosa
Alvaro Sosa graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2015 with a major in Mathematics. As a McNair Scholar, he conducted research with Dr. Christopher Edwards. His research was titled, "Parametric Solution to Stochastic Ants." He has recently taken on the opporutnity as a predictive modeler at Gainsco Headquarters, and also with definite plans to study a PhD in Heirichal RDBMS extract transform load procedures to assist in optiminizing Neural Network math methodology.

Megan Wilson
Megan, also known as Margaret, graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2016 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Microbiology. Research was conducted with Dr. Teri Shors, Department of Biology. Her research focused on antiviral properties of common over-the-counter products. After graduation, Megan pursued her career interests and our office is awaiting any further information.

Brooke Wollner (MS)
Brooke graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2015 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Social Justice. Her research mentor was Dr. Marguerite Helmers where Brooke's research focused on peace, justice, and understanding in Northern Ireland. She recently began graduate school at University of Wisconsin - Madison in Fall 2016.

 

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